We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I ride a bike. Totally agree with the first one. I've got friends who have annual BlowoffWorkday, TooniceNot2Rideday, JustCouldn'tBeBothereday, and F***itLet'sRideDay. Most of my life is pretty serious and some of it is chest-crushing-pressure serious at times. You can't let any of the important stuff drop but most of us would be a lot happier if we could let some of the unimportant stuff slide. So I think it's important to do things that make you feel like a kid when the opportunity presents itself. Nobody is going to lay on their deathbead thinking, "if only I'd made more section meetings..."